GeckoSystems International Corporation, an Atlanta, Georgia based provider of Mobile Service Robots, has announced today that it has entered a bilateral Non-Disclosure Agreement with a defense manufacturer from the U.K. who is willing to establish a joint venture with the company, which will concentrate upon marketing and research and development projects in the European Union and US marketplaces.
Specializing Mobile Robot Solutions for safety, security and service, GeckoSystems offers a suite of software or “BaseBot” technologies that, with the help of which the MSRs, are able to self-navigate automatically at home or in the workplace. The company leverages its proprietary “sense and avoid” technologies in these solutions, which ensure there is no unattended collision while the MSRs are carrying out patrolling or seeking tasks.
The company is expecting to enter a yet another joint venture with a Chinese company under which it will develop an advanced collision-proof wheelchair, while ZMP from Japan is going to deploy the GeckoSystems Artificial Intelligence navigation system within a number of projects such as automated vehicles and personal service robots.
GeckoSystems had previously launched CareBot, an MSR that had specifically been developed to offer safe and independent help to senior citizens. Now, CareBot is being deployed in a wheelchair that gives these same benefits to the disabled, which is an example how the mobile robot solutions developed by GeckoSystems can be flexibly used within a range of environments without making huge modifications.
“All of us here at GeckoSystems are excited about this development. Due to the nature of the upcoming discussions I feel it is in the best interest of all parties involved to withhold the name of this UK defense manufacturer at this time. I believe their present interest is due in no small part to our recent success with our “collision proof” wheelchair prototype. This application is proof of concept and clearly demonstrates the portability and application of GeckoNav, our proprietary AI automatic, self-navigation software to a wide variety of markets, including health care and the defense industry,” commented Martin Spencer , president and chief executive officer at GeckoSystems International. “We have diligently searched for a sophisticated defense contractor who would be cognizant of the potentially lethal applications of robotic software technologies. We are pleased to announce that this UK defense manufacturer has agreed to our ‘safety clause’ in our NDA and shares our concern and prudence in this matter. This NDA is a breakthrough for the company, a reward for a long time effort in marketing to the defense industry domestically and abroad,” added Spencer.
In June 2011, GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. successfully demonstrated its mobile robot solutions, including the company’s CareBot home care robot, to ALTA America Corp. with an objective to expand international marketing activities and further promote the company’s mobile robot solutions. The demonstration of CareBot home care robot by GeckoSystems was conducted in front of senior management of the Japanese trade organization, ALTA America Corp., which is providing an international marketplace for industries looking for economical sites for their production and tie-up candidates on global basis. Arvind Arora is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Arvind's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Rich Steeves